Commitment to Action

Empowering Haitians Through Connected Cities

Commitment by

EKTA Foundation, Inveneo, Microsoft Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company

In 2010, the EKTA Foundation, Inveneo, Microsoft, and HP committed to accelerating the deployment of a high speed, broadband wireless network in rural population centers throughout Haiti. Through this network, NGOs in these locations will enjoy reliable access to the Internet which will enable improved and increased service to their stakeholders. Training Haitian IT entrepreneurs to steward the network will ensure a sustainable, locally managed business model. Capacity building, initially in NGOs and schools, will ensure access and relevant content and services are available to communities and individuals. The Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) joined the commitment in 2011 to design and implement solar power configurations for each school in the Connected Schools network.

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Commitment

Empowering Haitians Through Connected Cities

Launched

2010

Est. Duration

3 years

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

Haiti

Commitment by

EKTA Foundation, Inveneo, Microsoft Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company

Partner(s)

Orr Family Foundation, NetHope, Inc., ZeroDivide, Aruba Foundation, Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), MultiLink S.A.